ASRM reacts to Alabama legislation

Statement attributable to Sean Tipton, Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer, American Society for Reproductive Medicine


March 7, 2024
For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – We are pleased that the legislation passed into law by the Alabama General Assembly will at least allow our members in the state to care for their patients, however it clearly offers only a temporary solution. It fails to correct the underlying mistake the Court made when it conflated an in vitro fertilized egg with a child. 

The citizens of Alabama and indeed people throughout the country are sending a clear and unambiguous message to policy makers of all three branches of government – “Leave me, my loved ones, and my neighbors alone to seek the medical care needed to build our families.” Hopeful parents have no patience for those seeking to use others’ medical issues to advance their own political views and ambitions.  

Time and again, reproductive health access has proven popular at the kitchen table AND the ballot. America’s elected officials fail to heed that warning at their peril. 


For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL. www.asrm.org 

For media inquiries regarding this press release contact:

Sean Tipton
ASRM Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer
E: stipton@asrm.org

Anna Hovey
Advocacy Engagement Specialist
E: ahovey@asrm.org 

J. Benjamin Younger Office of Public Affairs 
726 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 863-2494

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